Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Just Do It! Sex, More Sex and … More Sex

It’s Hump Day at Wifey’s House, the one day a week I dish about sex. I finally just did it – read Just Do It, How One Couple Turned off the TV and Turned on Their Sex Lives for 101 Days (No Excuses!) by Douglas Brown.

I posted about the book when I first saw the couple on The Today Show. Flabbergasted by their tale of 101 straight days of sex, I was intrigued and interested to read the book. It didn’t disappoint. It was a fun, easy read chronicling the events leading up to and throughout their 101 day sex marathon. What worked about this book was the commonality of the couple and their story. This could easily be you, your best friend or your neighbors next door. Reading about the every day dilemmas that distracted them from a more active, intimate sex life and the simple, sometimes quirky things they did to enhance it (attending a porn convention, doing yoga, trying lubes, toys and even Viagra) confirms that you’re not alone and that you, too, can get things on and poppin’ in the bedroom or wherever you like to “do the do.”

While the book probably could’ve been about 100 pages shorter, it still left you feeling like an exciting, more frequent sex life is realistic despite long sleep nights with a restless baby or long working hours toiling over your career. While there is no mention of how they tackled sex during her period – am I the only one who is curious about that? – the book offered realistic ideas for pushing sex higher on the priority list. True to the title, sometimes you just have to do it – even when you’re justifiably tired – and more often than not you’ll be happy that you did.

Although 101 days might be a bit ambitious, I definitely think it could be beneficial to up the ante a little bit when it comes to how many times you and your husband lock the bedroom door each month. For those of you who are already hanging from the chandelier kudos to you, but for the majority of us that often let life get in the way I challenge you to come up with a little goal of your own. Take the amount of times you do it in one month and double it; or if you’re feeling really ambitious go for a week or an entire month straight. Gasp! Only you know what and how much your sex life needs, so think about it – no really, take some time to stop and think about it – then … just do it!

Winks & Smiles,

Update – Alissa found the answer to my question about the periods …in the first chapter of the book, the doctor suggest a pill that will allow her to skip periods for up to four months at a time. Hmm. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad one.


Monkey Toe Momma said...

OMG, how did they get around the monthlies? Now, I have to KNOW!

Alissa said...

I'm still at the start of the book. When she went into for her checkup to get ready for the challenge he mentioned that she was on the pill and would be using them to temporarily stop her period by skipping that week of the pill.

Wifey said...

Wow. You can do that? Nah. Really? I'll have to go back and check that part out. I remember her going to the doctor, but not about using the pills like that. Thanks for pointing it out, Alissa. Smiles!

Anonymous said...

It's the author's wife again...
Thrilled that you liked the book!!
About my period... I used a birth control pill called Levora. It's the generic of Seasonale. You can take it up to four months in a row without having a period. I kinda thought that it made for a "level playing field" - if you know what I mean. I also dubbed it, "living life as a man." In addition, I figured that this was a challenge and if I were climbing Mt Everest or kayaking around the world, I'd do the same thing!! :)

Caffeine Court said...

I'm a friend of Doug's from high school and we are all so thrilled for him and his wife Annie! They are such a cute couple and the book makes some wonderful points about reconnecting as a couple. Plus it's so funny!

Wifey said...

Hi "Author's Wife"! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I did enjoy the book ... I feel like I know you both well now - smiles - and am looking forward to my own challenge with my husband.

Caffeine Court,that must've been cool to read the book knowing them personally. Thanks for sharing. Smiles!

CP said...

I'm so glad I read the comments b/c I too wanted to know how they got around her period. Well, now I know. :)

So, hands up, who is taking the challenge?

White Hot Magik said...

Before I saw the ps exlanation, I thought of that. My BC stopped by periods(it is an IUD). I couldn't help think of one of my girlfriends who once tole me just lay a towel down though. Kind eww.

I'll have to see if the library has this book.

Sheila said...

101 Days!?! That's impressive!

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